Obama Supports Pentagon Study on Gay Troops

Pentagon study finds that most people in the military do not have a problem with serving alongside openly gay service members.

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President Barack Obama (Getty Images)

The Palm Beach Post is reporting that President Barack Obama is calling on the Senate to act to overturn the "Don't ask, don't tell" ban on openly gay people serving in the military. In a statement Tuesday, Obama said a new Pentagon survey confirms that most in the military don't have a problem with serving alongside openly gay service members. The president said it's time for Congress to end what he called a "discriminatory policy." The Pentagon survey determined that overturning the "Don't ask, don't tell" law might cause some disruption at first but would not create any widespread or long-lasting problems. Obama said he was "absolutely confident" that U.S. troops would adapt to the change and remain the best fighting force in the world. The House already has acted. Let's see how the Senate responds.

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